Rubén Ortiz Torres gathered decommissioned patrol vehicles damaged in altercations with cartels and then bathed them in midnight blue and millennial pink.
Sandy Rodriguez situates America’s ongoing practice of migrant detention within a centuries-long project of violence against indigenous peoples, starting with Spanish contact in 1519.
The glass work shattered to pieces “as though it had heard my commentary and sensed what I thought about it,” according to Mexican art critic Avelina Lésper.
Even with art on view from dozens of countries, I found myself most drawn to work from local Mexican artists and spaces.
Artists are rallying in the wake of Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre’s murder, with an artist collective asking that people all over the world take to the streets to protest their member’s death tomorrow, January 25.
A group of around 40 employees quietly entered the Palace of Fine Arts during an event. They silently held up their placards as many in the audience cheered and yelled “contrato digno” — a call for “dignified contracts.”
One anonymous employee says it worries him that he has not been paid for six months, despite continuing to do his job and sometimes working late nights.
At a Mexico City museum, farmworker unions demanded the painting of the Mexican Revolution leader be destroyed. Their protest escalated to a clash with LGBTQ activists, amounting to violence and use of homophobic slurs.
Dozens of breastfeeding mothers gathered at Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art in protest of discriminatory regulations, while the Angel of Independence monument was vandalized with feminist graffiti and crocheted hearts.
The MexiCali Biennial highlights the legacies of colonization along the US and Mexico border.
The documentary América is a tender look at three brothers caring for their grandmother in her last days.
Residents in anguish over gender-based violence in Mexico City graffitied one of the capital’s most historic landmarks in an act of frustration against government officials.